What's your best estimate on how many people take the advantage of
using the mouse wheel when scrolling? Maybe it depends on the target
group, but let's assume that the group is really big and general,
like Google visitors.
a) around 30 %
b) around 60 %
c) around 90 %
Are there any studies on this subject? Or even polls?
My own guess is B. But if it would be C, we could assume that
scrolling isn't as much of an annoyance as it used to be, and that
should have an effect on design decisions.
As a happy Mighty Mouse user even scrolling sideways in OmniGraffle
doesn't annoy much, as long as the part of the document that I'm
working on fits on the screen without scrolling back and forth.
Scrolling one way, let it be down or right, is just fast.
What do you think? How big a problem scrolling is nowadays?